Perpetual Ripples

Perpetual Ripples

When the rain falls and the tide recedes
Only perpetual ripples left of past belief
And a crave of evidence where they meet
Again they come and again retreat
How fickle how constant we’re known to be
The rain will fall and salt the sea
Short lived and temporary though they always seem
Yet go on for and endless eternity
And where they go is where they reside
Floating lightly above us in plain sight they hide
Ever moving in rivers ocean and sky
Hold us captive and save our lives
Melting and bending and settling as dew
Every languid caress every quench anew

By Monica Daniels

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Walls

Walls

I put up walls
I put up 7 years worth of walls
I put up 7 years worth of walls
and somehow you climbed them
you got over the walls I put up
7 years I put up 7 years worth of walls
and it didn’t even take you that long
7 years of walls and somehow you
you we’re welcome I put up 7 years
7 years and intruder alarms did not go off
7 years worth of walls and you were wanted
I put up 7 years 7 years of pain 7 years of hurt
7 years of tears and mistrust 7 years of nothing gained
to keep out those same things 7 years of them Continue reading

Siren

Siren

I wish I could walk into the ocean
and swim far away from here now
leave it all behind grow a tail
and never look back
find home in under water caves
and bask in the sun as I take afternoon naps
on rocks soaking in the heatwaves
to warm my soul for eternity

By Monica Daniels

Love & Basketball

Love & Basketball

I’m not one for playing games but
I love basketball and I have
No problem taking the first shot
I’ll even force a turnover
So the balls in your court
Now what you do with it
Determines whether or not you score

By Monica Daniels

13012 Avenue

13012 Avenue

I only walk on two way roads
Lonely as they might be
Solely my feet tread one side
The other filled with anti-company
But I always have these open arms
Yet nowhere for me to run to
Tell me your fears and tell me your secrets
I’ll keep them safe in here with mine
My shoulder is here for your head to rest
My face searching for a chest to bury in
I will stand beside & help you slay dragons
Then hurry home to fight my fires alone
So many takers
I have so much to give
Your witnessing proof of my value
But this is no way to live

By Monica Daniels

Anchor

Anchor

I wonder if you know you possess my heart
I go on feeling the pull of me to you every second we’re apart
The word love from your lips flows so free
And all I want to do is hold you close to me
When I repeat them I mean them so true
Despite whatever weight they hold for you

By Monica Daniels

Miscommunication

Miscommunication

Sevens when given usually turn to fourteen,
So I gave mine but you didn’t now what does that mean?

Cause I’m even the type to step first if you had,
Maybe I misread your lips between the words we barely said.

By Monica Daniels

Shiver

Shiver

When the energies that hold our bodies together start
to vibrate at the same consistency of another person
or the things in our environment our body responds in defense
we preserve our individuality and involuntarily we shiver.

By Monica Daniels

Rye Bread

Rye Bread

Don’t you worry your pretty little head about me
Been two weeks and did you think about me

I wish I could say, I’m moving on
I’m trying and I know, it’s taking too long

You were dense and delicious the opposite of hurt
And everything I thought I wanted until I realized you weren’t

So don’t you worry your pretty little head about me
It’s no use and you can keep your sorry

I wish I could say, I’m moving on
but I’d be lying, I’m still not that strong

By Monica Daniels